Tag: Public Health

Important Conversations on Harm Reduction

On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, the BCCDC Foundation, in partnership with Science World and the BC Centre for Disease Control, hosted another public information session: this one to help the general public better understand harm reduction, including best practices and what is being done in Vancouver. Just prior to the panel discussion, a traditional welcome …

BCCDC Foundation Continues Partnership with Science World: A Discussion on Harm Reduction

The BCCDC Foundation for Public Health is pleased to announce another event that continues our partnership with Science World: Understanding Harm Reduction Strategies. The free event is open to the public and will take place on Tuesday, December 4th from 6-9 pm, at Science World. Experts from BCCDC, Fraser Health and BC Emergency Health Services, …

Murder Mystery Fun…and Educational!

Originally posted on BCCDC’s website, with permission from the author Heather Amos of PHSA, here. The BCCDF Foundation for Public Health teamed up with Science World to host a murder mystery event for Halloween 2018! Attendees were tasked with using science to solve the crime. they had just two hours to identify the killer, poison, …

Research Week 2018 – Full Schedule released!

The 11th Annual BCCDC Research Week is nearly here and the organizing committee is pleased to release the schedule of events for October 29-November 2. This year’s theme is “Good Data | Good Public Health” and emphasizes the importance of good data in public health. The BCCDC Foundation is proud to be an integral part …

BCCDC Foundation, BCCDC and Science World After Dark October fun events

The BCCDC Foundation is once again partnering with Science World to host two fun evenings in October. On Thursday October 25 and Friday October 26th, the theme at the over-19 “Science World After Dark” events will be a murder mystery set at a Sci-Fi fan convention! The BCCDC is providing the expertise and science behind some …

Research Week 2018 – Mark your calendars!

Research Week is coming  back to BCCDC! Make sure to put it in your calendar: October 29-November 2, 2018. This year’s theme is “Good Data | Good Public Health”, and emphasizes the importance of good data in public health. As the Lane Level lecture hall is out of circulation, we’re moving the workshops and symposia …

Of Interest to Our Audience: Public Health Association of BC 2018 Conference

On behalf of one of our strategic partners, the Public Health Association of BC (PHABC), we would like to share an opportunity for those interested in their annual conference exploring the theme: Building Safe and Inclusive Communities: The Public Health Approach. The PHABC 2018 Conference will take place on November 15-16 at the Sutton Place …

Supporting Knowledge Translation: the Western Canada Immunization Forum

The BCCDC Foundation is pleased to have supported the Western Canada Immunization Forum on January 30, 2018. This 1 day meeting provided a forum for sharing scientific, policy and operational lessons learned, and to inform the planning and delivery of immunization programs in western Canada The event was planned in collaboration with representatives from the …

Kids Boost Launch During Immunization Awareness Week 2018

The BCCDC Foundation for Public Health is proud to support an innovative new Canadian health platform designed to raise literacy about immunization in schools. At an event in Toronto on Monday, April 23rd 2018, the Federal Minister of Health, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, kicked off National Immunization Awareness Week by announcing the new platform …

New Board Member Spotlight: Dr Perry Kendall

The BCCDC Foundation is indebted to its dedicated Board of Directors and is thrilled to announce the newest member of our team: Dr. Perry Kendall. Most BC residents recognize Perry Kendall’s name from his nearly 19 years as Provincial Health Officer.  However, his career has taken him back and forth between BC and Ontario. After …